Day 357, Self-Compassion Amidst Chaos

Day 357, Self-Compassion Amidst Chaos   If you have no compassion for yourself then you are not able of developing compassion for others.” – The Dalai Lama (https://positivepsychology.com/self-compassion-5-steps/)   Tuesday Afternoon   Chaos   Today was chaos.  We had a water leak in our air-conditioning system.  Unfortunately, some of our clothes in the master bedroom Read More …

Day 355, Valuing Our Humanity

Day 355, Valuing Our Humanity   “What is one way you can make a small shift in seeing your humanity with acceptance and compassion?  What can you say to yourself?”   Kim Fredrickson, The Power of Positive Self-Talk   Saturday Morning   Unfortunately, I gained some weight this morning.  I kept my diet diary yesterday Read More …

Day 353, Winning Perspective

Day 353, Winning Perspective   “Perspective and perseverance are carved by time and constructed by wisdom.” A.D. Sam   Friday Morning   Another weekend is coming up.  Thankfully, my left middle finger with eczema is feeling better and typing is easier.  My nurse practitioner prescribed an antibiotic for the infection and one pill of Diflucan Read More …

Day 351, Developing Self-Compassion

Day 351, Developing Self-Compassion   “Self-compassion is absolutely essential for healthy, balanced living. It provides huge benefits including emotional resiliency, stress reduction, contentment, and healthier relationships.”   Kim Fredrickson, The Power of Positive Self-Talk   Wednesday Morning   Doctor   This morning I am visiting the doctor.  The patch of eczema on my left middle Read More …

Day 346, Beef Tenderloin, Breakfast, and the Bite of Lithium on the Body

Day 346, Beef Tenderloin, Breakfast, and the Bite of Lithium on the Body   Friday Morning   Lithium disrupts the functions of protein kinase C, causing many of its troubling side effects.  However, the over-activity of protein kinase C dismantles the function of the prefrontal cortex, the part of the brain that most makes us Read More …

Day 341, Learning About the Prefrontal Cortex in the Brain

Day 341, Learning About the Prefrontal Cortex in the Brain   “Excessive protein kinase C activity has been shown dramatically to impair prefrontal function and suppress the firing of prefrontal neurons.” Joaquín Fuster, neuroscientist, Prefrontal Cortex, Fourth Edition, p. 102.   Saturday Morning   Preparing For My Day meditation: Glenn Harold’s “Mindfulness Meditation for Anxiety, Read More …

Day 338, Becoming Artistic, Aware, Connected, Genuine, Motivated, and Passionate

Day 338, Becoming Artistic, Aware, Connected, Genuine, Motivated, and Passionate   “Would your organization be more successful if your employees were more obedient? Or, consider for a second: would you be more successful if your employees were more artistic, motivated, connected, aware, passionate, and genuine? You can’t have both of course.”   Seth Godin, Linchpin Read More …

Day 334, Making My Own Map

Day 334, Making My Own Map   “There is no map. The key distinction is the ability to forge your own path, to discover a route from one place to another that hasn’t been paved, measured, and quantified.”   Seth Godin, Linchpin   Sunday Morning   Time Is Art   Yesterday, I created a mind Read More …

Day 332, Timely, Consistent, Clear Planning and Logging for Productive Creativity

Day 332, Timely, Consistent, Clear Planning and Logging for Productive Creativity Friday Morning Cronometer reports that I have kept a complete Cronometer log 73.2% of all days since Lisa’s Diet Takeoff Day (June 22, 2019).  That has been almost six weeks.   What planning would make today a success?  Let me consult TCC P&L for Read More …